A groundbreaking ceremony was held over the weekend for the Minnesota Valley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity’s 9th home in New Ulm. The Gendron-Bronstad family of New Ulm will contribute 200 “sweat-equity” hours toward the construction of the home in Milford Heights as part of their agreement. Habitat for Humanity families must meet certain income guidelines, as well as be willing to partner with Habitat on the construction of the home. Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteer and skilled labor as well as donated and discounted materials to construct the homes, which cost upwards of $100,000. To make a donation or volunteer to help, call the Minnesota Valley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity at (507)354-4287 or check out the website www.newulmhabitat.org.
Pictures from left to right: board member Dave Koester, board member Gene Retka, partner family members Tucker and his mom Niki Gendron, board member Mark Dauer and New Ulm Mayor Bob Beusmann.